Mrs. King's 2nd Grade Class!

December 21, 2018

Winter Party!

Thank you so much to everyone who came and volunteered for the Winter Party! It was so much fun!

A special thank you to Melanie Clevenger, Stacy McGrady, and Esther Schwander for organizing this party for us!

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Cardinal Character

For the month of December we had two students choose for Cardinal Character! These students are nominated by their peers for showing our high 5 character traits: safety, self-control, determination, respect, and responsibility. Congratulations to Ella G., Eli S., Jackson O., and John F.! Keep up the good work!
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Toy/Game Day

Tuesday of this week we spent some of our day learning through play. The class was invited to bring in toys or games from home to play with. It was so fun to see what the class likes to do away from school. I couldn't be more proud of them. Keep up the good work class!
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NWEA Results!

The district has sent out results for our winter NWEA testing! Please let me know if you have any questions about this data. Please remember that it is one data point of many that we track.

News from our Cardinal Cafe

When we return in January we will be starting the lunch meal schedule on Week 1.

Daily Snacks

Please consider sending a snack to school with your child each day. Our approved list (to keep all of our Cardinals safe - especially those living with food allergies) include:

fruit

veggies

cheese

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish


We appreciate donations for our students that are without a snack, as well. Thank you for considering!

Background Checks & Anti-Bullying Video

All who desire to volunteer, chaperone fieldtrips, or eat lunch in the cafeteria must have an approved background check on file and complete the Anti-bullying video. Background checks are good for 3 years. If you have questions about your background check, please contact the TCE office @ (317) 594-4310.

Mark Your Calendar!

January 7- Teacher Work Day (NO STUDENTS)

January 8- Students first day back to school after winter break

January 21- No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day


*Just a reminder that we have early dismissal every Monday so that our teachers can continue their learning.

Related Arts Schedule the Week We Return!

Tuesday, January 8: Day 1: Global Studies

Wednesday, January 9: Day 2: Music

Thursday, January 10: Day 3: Art

Friday, January 11: Day 4: P.E.

We Are Learning...

Reading & Writing

During reading and writing this week many students continued working on their research and writing their books. Those who have completed theirs have been working on adding nonfiction text features to help their audience further their understanding of their chosen topic.


During our language time, we worked this week on adjectives. We learn that adjectives are words that describe nouns. We practiced identifying them and adding them to our writing. On Tuesday of this week we read the book My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks by Hanoch Piven. It is a book full of adjectives and analogies. After reading it, it inspired the class to make a page for a class book about themselves. They had to write four analogies about themselves and then find pictures of those items they used to create a self portrait. Check out some of the finished ones below!

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Math

In math this week we continued to work on division. We also worked on using clocks as a manipulative to help us when figuring out elapsed time. We also practiced our multiplication skills and began converting units of time. For example: Since there are 60 seconds in 1 minute, how many seconds would there be in 5 minutes.


Side note: Math journals should have come home today. Many students are completely full and others are very close. Most students had another one from the beginning of the year. We will begin using our new math journals when we return in January!